Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fast Day

The Marietta Intelligencer, August 9, 1849

The observance of this day in Marietta, was very general among all classes of citizens.  A single groggery was kept open, but with that exception we understand that every store and shop was closed.  Religious services were held in all the churches, and the attendance upon them was very general.

We are sorry to add, that late in the evening the quiet of the good people at the corner of Front and Greene Streets was disturbed by a drunken roisterer, who mounted the old boiler and for half an hour spouted profanity and obscenity at Old Zach, the whigs, the abolitionists, and every body and thing - save the unterrified, and unwashed, democracy.

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